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Preview: Superbru Round Three

With the strange lockout times and rounds for Superbru Fantasy League I have decided to do a round by round short and sweet analysis of Fantasy options along with Superbru predictions.

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It's tough to predict which players will be selected by many of the "bigger" teams as there is constant rotation of players against the "smaller" sides.

* Please note that this article was written before teams were announced. Make sure your selections are indeed starting.

Finally please note that you can still join our leagues. Sign up details at the bottom of the article. We encourage you all to join, and yes there are prizes!

ROUND Three:

MATCH One: Wales vs Fiji

Wales coming off an impressive victory over England will look to cement their spot in the quarterfinals with a victory over Fiji. I believe Wales have too much for this Fiji outfit.

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Superbru Score Prediction: Wales by 18

Tipped Fantasy Players: Preview: Superbru Round Three

Dan Biggar: Flyhalf (Wales)

Alum Wynn Jones: Lock (Wales)

Leone Nakarawa: Lock (Fiji)

MATCH 2: France vs Canada

One way traffic here, I expect France to select their best team and give Canada a wallop!

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Superbru Score Prediction: France by 27

MATCH 3: New Zealand vs Georgia

New Zealand should thump Georgia. I think that New Zealand will also play a couple of their second stringers for this clash.

Superbru Score Prediction: New Zealand by 50

Tipped Fantasy Players:

Beauden Barrett: Flyhalf(New Zealand)

Waisake Naholo: Wing (New Zealand) if fit

Sam Cane: Flank (New Zealand)

Nehe Milner-Skudder: Wing (New Zealand)

MATCH 4: Samoa vs Japan

This should be a good battle. Samoa were not great against the Springboks while Japan were terrible against the Scots. I expect Samoa to bounce back and win this one.

Superbru Score Prediction: Samoa by 17

Tipped Fantasy Players:

Tim Nanai-Williams : Fullback (Samoa)

Rey Lee-Lo: Centre (Samoa)

Jack Lan: Flank (Samoa)

Amanaki Mafi: 8th Man (Japan)

Michael Leitch: Flank (Japan)

MATCH 5: South Africa vs Scotland

What a contest this should be. I expect the Boks to win this one in a tight encounter.

Superbru Prediction: South Africa by 6

Tipped Fantasy Players:

Francois Louw: Flank (South Africa)

Damien De Allende: Centre (South Africa)

Eben Etzebeth: Lock (South Africa)

Sean Maitland: Wing (Scotland)

Josh Strauss: 8th Man (Scotland)

Stuart Hogg: Fullback (Scotland)

MATCH 6: England vs AustraliaPreview: Superbru Round Three

An extremely tight encounter with not much Fantasy potential.

Superbru Score Prediction: Australia by 9

Tipped Fantasy Players

Israel Folau: Fullback (Australia)

David Pocock: Flank (Australia)

MATCH 7: Argentina vs Tonga

Argentina should dominate this match!

Superbru Score Prediction: Argentina by 21

Tipped Fantasy Players:

Juan Imhoff: Wing (Argentina)

Nicholas Sanchez: Flyhalf (Argentina)

Santiago Cordero: Wing (Argentina)

Juan Manuel Leguizamon: Flank (Argentina)

Siale Piutau : Tonga (Centre)

MATCH 8: Ireland vs Italy

Ireland should defeat the Italians easily.

Superbru Score Prediction: Ireland by 20

Tipped Fantasy Players:

Keith Earls: Outside Back (Ireland)

Sean O Brien: Flank (Ireland)

Jonathan Sexton: Flyhalf (Ireland)

Looking at the Rugby365.com Log Standings:

Fantasy League Current Standings

1# GameBreaker01's Merry Challengers: Total Score 257.5

2# bchanakira2's Rad Dogs:   Total Score 227.5

3# Sir Snor's HopeFOOLS:     Total Score 219.0

4# Ikie's Yellow Buccaneers: Total Score 212.5

Prediction League Current Standings:

#1 LionKing       24.50

#2 crowdi           23.50

#3 LionKing17   23.33

#4 Matthew        23.00

How do the Rugby365 staff compare in the Prediction League?

Jan (Team name LionKing) is still in first position. Andrew H (Team name The Pipers!) dropped into 16th position. Michael (Team name MdV) is 20th on the log. Tauriq (Team name Tommy Gun) is in 46th position . Warren (Team name Wayno) is in 44th position , Marco (Team name … Marco) is in 127th, Our Rugby365 combined team is in 81st position.

  

Think you can beat Jan De Koning and the rest of the Rugby365.com team? Its not too late to join ! See below sign up details and join today!

We are running two leagues for the World Cup

The first of which is:

Fantasy Rugby World Cup League where you select players from various teams to make up your Fantasy side and then they are scored according to per. This takes some skill, but if you think you know your rugby I highly recommend you play!.

And the second is:

World Cup Predictor Pool: More laid back than the "Fantasy League" we encourage you to join us. This league is all about predicting what you think the scores will be and you guessed it… the person who gets the closest scores wins the league!.

How to sign up?

Head over to www.superbru.com and sign up for the Fantasy Rugby World Cup and the Rugby World Cup Predictor leagues under the rugby tab.

Join the following Rugby365.com leagues.

Fantasy Rugby World Cup League link:  www.superbru.com/rwcfantasy

Join our pool with the following league code: impseery or simply select join league and search for rugby365 (no spaces)

Rugby World Cup Predictor League link: www.superbru.com/rwcpredictor

Join our pool  with the following league code: lyrawise or simply select join league and search for rugby365 (no spaces)

By Andrew Howitt

@ARHowitt12

@rugby365com

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